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Digital Archives & Libraries (ARL-SAA Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) course)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm

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Digital content finds its way into your archives—either because of efforts to digitize print collections or because of digital acquisition. Are you preparing to receive “born digital” material and want to understand the potential of digital archives and digital libraries? Is your institution building an institutional repository? If so, then you need to understand how to think about managing digital collections and the many issues that arise including providing adequate access, the role of technology and policy, and long-term digital preservation. 

This course offers an introduction to digital archives and digital libraries and covers a range of developments including relevant terminology, standards, technologies, project and collection management, workflows, and legal issues.


Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Talk about the current digital archives and digital libraries environment.
  • Explain “digitized” versus “born-digital” information.
  • Describe issues related to technology, policy, and procedures.
  • Identify technical infrastructure and support needs.
  • Relate the importance of metadata.
  • Review the role of the archivist and archival theory and practice in digital archives and digital libraries.


Who should attend? Archivists, librarians and museum curators seeking an introduction to digital archives and digital libraries.

What should you know already? You should have an understanding of how digital assets can be created described, found, and retrieved in a post-custodial model.


For more details and to register, please visit the SAA website.


Tuesday, December 17, 2013
9:00 am – 5:00 pm


University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California